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Higa wins WBC Flyweight title, becomes first Okinawan world champion in 25 years

Higa wins WBC Flyweight title, becomes first Okinawan world champion in 25 years

May 20, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawan boxer Daigo Higa, 21, of the Shirai-Gushiken gym and ranked first in the world, captured the WBC Flyweight world title at a match held at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo on the evening of May 20. He defeated Mexican Juan Hernandez, 30, with a technical knockout at 2:58 of the sixth round. Hernandez was deprived of the title due to overweight forfeiture at the weigh-in the day before the fight.

Higa is from Urasoe City and Miyako Technical High School...